Grilled Pork Chops with Smokin' Sauce Recipe

Grilled Pork Chops with Smokin' Sauce Recipe
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Grilled Pork Chops with Smokin' Sauce Recipe

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Growing up, my husband always had pork chops that were were pan-fried or baked, but he knew they could be better. So he combined his love of grilling with the desire to create his own signature sauce, and the result was this recipe. —Vicky Drnek, Rome, Georgia
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • PORK CHOPS:
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)

Directions

In a small saucepan, mix first nine ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reserve 1/4 cup sauce for serving.
Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, crush seasonings with brown sugar. Rub mixture over chops.
Place chops on an oiled grill over medium heat. Grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 5-6 minutes per side, brushing top with remaining sauce after turning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Pork Chops with Smokin' Sauce in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2017, p165

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1 tablespoon sauce: 263 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 721mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • PORK CHOPS:
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons whole peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  1. In a small saucepan, mix first nine ingredients; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reserve 1/4 cup sauce for serving.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, crush seasonings with brown sugar. Rub mixture over chops.
  3. Place chops on an oiled grill over medium heat. Grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 5-6 minutes per side, brushing top with remaining sauce after turning. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Pork Chops with Smokin' Sauce in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2017, p165

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